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Dhyāna, aka: Dhyana; 3 Definition(s)

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Dhyāna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Dhyāna (ध्यान, “meditation”) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the eight brances of yoga, also known as the eightfold-path (aṣṭānga). Also see the fifth section of the Varāha-upaniṣad.

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

about this context:

Yoga refers to the Ancient Indian school of philosophy combining the physical, mental and spiritual.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Dhyāna can refer to either meditation or meditative states. Equivalent terms are "Chán" in modern Chinese, "Zen" in Japanese, "Seon" in Korean, "Thien" in Vietnamese, and "Samten" in Tibetan.

As a meditative state, dhyāna is characterized by profound stillness and concentration. It is discussed in the Pāli canon (and the parallel agamas) and post-canonical Theravāda Buddhist literature, and in other literature. There has been little scientific study of the states so far.

Dhyāna in Sanskrit (Devanagari: ध्यान) or jhāna (झान) in Pāli;

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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